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A Broad-Spectrum, Non-Metallic Additive for Gasoline and Diesel Fuels: Performance in Gasoline Engines
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1989 by SAE International in United States
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This paper describes the performance of a single, multifunctional additive that alleviates many of the common gasoline and Diesel fuel problems. The additive has been deemed “substantially similar” by the EPA and thus may be used for bulk treatment of unleaded gasoline.
Test data obtained from several independent laboratories are presented. The results show that the additive limits octane requirement increase (ORI) to an average of about 30% of that experienced when using untreated gasolines; reduces hydrocarbon emissions by the order of 10% or more; improves fuel economy approximately 1.5% - and often much more - in a variety of engines; and also reduces exhaust valve recession and combustion chamber deposits.
The additive effects on Diesel engine performance and on combustion modification in both gasoline and Diesel engines will be reported later.
- O. L. Nelson - Polar Molecular Corp.
- J. E. Larson - Polar Molecular Corp.
- R. S. Fein - Scientific Advisor to Polar Molecular Corp.
- D. D. Fuller - Scientific Advisor to Polar Molecular Corp.
- G. K. Rightmire - Scientific Advisor to Polar Molecular Corp.
- R. w. Krumm - Pfizer, Inc.
- G. E. Ducker - Pfizer, Inc.
CitationNelson, O., Larson, J., Fein, R., Fuller, D. et al., "A Broad-Spectrum, Non-Metallic Additive for Gasoline and Diesel Fuels: Performance in Gasoline Engines," SAE Technical Paper 890214, 1989, https://doi.org/10.4271/890214.
- Federal Register, Volume 46, Number 144, Tuesday, July 28, 1981, Page 38584. Fuels and Fuel Additives: Revised Definition of “Substantially Similar”.